Find out about our history, ethos and meet the team
2004. Mark Jacobsen starts NE14 Tennis.
2011. Mark passes the majority of coaching responsibilities to his son Tom.
2019. Prestbury Tennis Club becomes a second venue.
2020. Depsite Covid-19, Bournside Sports Centre becomes a third venue.
OUR COACHING ETHOS
Anyone for tennis really means anyone! NE14 Tennis strives to make learning tennis more affordable, more modern and more enjoyable.
Our coaches provide effective, entertaining and energetic lessons for all abilities. Our coaching improves all areas of a players tennis game. It starts with improving a player's athleticism and physical attributes and technique for hitting the ball successfully. This is followed by developing tactical knowledge and working on controlling emotions during competition.
First Aid trained
Safeguarding & Child protection trained
Passionate about tennis
Actively look to Improve their coaching
Our coaches are always welcome for you to speak with them after lessons to discuss your progress or your child's progress.
Club Owner & Head Coach
Ever since I was a young child I have loved to play sports. I was never an amazing tennis player as a child. I played football and tennis locally until I was older where I played county basketball as a teenager.
My first taste of coaching came when I assisted my father with his Saturday morning mini tennis lessons when I was 11 years old. At 16 years old, I completed the LTA Level 1 coaching assistant course and 3 years later passed my LTA Level 2 Coaching Assistant course. These courses were very valuable experiences and provided me with the skills to teach in schools and tennis clubs.
In 2017, I became a fully qualified coach passing my LTA Level 3 qualification. The 10-month course improved my understanding of coaching players in a one-to-one setting. Soon after, I went to Australia for a taste of how tennis coaching is outside of the UK. I was present for the 2018 Australian Tennis Coaches Conference which was one of the best experiences of my career. I returned with so many new ideas for my coaching and my business.
We currently coach at the following venues:
Cleeve Sports Centre, Two Hedges Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8AE
Prestbury Tennis Club, New Barn Close, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL52 3LP
Bournside Sports Centre, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3EF
We are always open to extending our reach to other parts of Gloucestershire so please contact us if you would like us to provide tennis coaching at your venue.